Mornings are a busy time for families. Making sure that everyone gets a perfectly balanced meal can be tricky. Cereals are quick and easy, but they are also jampacked with sugars, and their “nutrients” are synthetic and hard to digest. Making your own muesli is a great alternative. Just sit everyone down around the kitchen table, let them try each of the ingredients, and add what they like to their batch. Everyone gets a custom treat and it’s also a great opportunity to talk to your kids about nutrition. It’s important to choose dried fruits free of sulfides and keep fruit additions to a minimum, as they can be high in sugar. The muesli can also be made into granola. Pair this with a few slices of homemade banana bread and you’ve got one healthy breakfast.
Plain oats 纯燕麦
Roasted nuts and seeds, such as pumpkin seeds, chopped almonds and cashews, and coconut 各种坚果，例如碎杏仁，腰果，白瓜子仁和椰果等
Roasted flaxseeds, ground (a great source of Omega-3) 将干坚果磨碎（富含Ω-3脂肪酸）
Assorted dried fruits, such as raisins, cranberries, pineapple, apples, bananas, and cherries 混合干果，例如葡萄干，蔓越莓干，菠萝干，苹果干，香蕉干和樱桃干
Fill a large jar, bowl, or zip-lock bag ¾ of the way with oats. Then, add ½ cup of the roasted and ground flaxseeds, and add your selection of roasted nuts and dried fruits. Seal the container and shake it up! If you have a bowl, use a large spoon to stir all of the ingredients until mixed. Enjoy with fresh milk or yogurt.
¾ cup honey 蜂蜜¾杯
¼ cup of your favorite juice concentrate (lemon or orange) 你最喜欢的浓缩果汁¼杯（柠檬汁或橙汁）
2 tbsp olive oil 橄榄油2汤匙
1 tsp of vanilla concentrate or other flavor (optional) 香草油1茶匙或者其他口味（可选）
6 cups of muesli 混合谷物6杯
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 Celsius), and toast muesli for seven to ten minutes, until toasty. Mix honey, juice, olive oil and concentrate. In a large bowl, combine all the toasted muesli with the paste. Stir and spread the mixture over the baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring frequently so it browns evenly on both sides. Be careful not to bake it for too long, and remember that granola hardens as it cools.
Banana Bread 香蕉面包
Serves 3-4 people 三至四人份
4 mashed bananas 香蕉4只，捣成香蕉泥
1-2 tablespoons honey 蜂蜜1-2茶匙
2 eggs 鸡蛋2个
¼ cup milk 牛奶¼杯
1¼ cups flour 面粉1¼杯
½ cups muesli 混合谷物半杯
3 tsp baking powder 发酵粉3茶匙
¼ tsp salt 盐¼茶匙
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 Celsius). In a bowl or blender, combine bananas, honey, eggs, and milk. Then stir in the flour, muesli, baking powder and salt. Pour the batter into a buttered baking dish, and bake for 25 minutes. Lower the temperature to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for another 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.